By: Bella, Kellie, Claire, Alley
"Doing the ‘green’ thing here means being as environmentally friendly as possible, while considering your child’s everyday personal health as well, and taking into account social-justice issues to some degree, because no-one is an island and humans and animals are part of the environment too".
What is Green Parenting?
Green Parenting is all about raising your kids in an eco-friendly way. This involves making the planet a factor in every parenting decision you make. This can include choosing non-toxic products that are safe for the environment and your kids.
Tips for Green Parenting
- Use reusable nappie… diapers are going to sit in land fills for years
- Homemade baby food with less sugar, cheaper and more sutricious
Teach your children to turn the lights off
Reuse old clothes and toys, hand me-downs
Explore outdoors and start a garden!
Minimize food waste and save water
Walk or ride a bike instead of driving a car
Set an example
A Book For Parents
Books For Green Parenting
What a Waste
By: Jess French
The Life of a Little Plastic Bottle
How to Implement Green Parenting?
- Stickers when completing a task( Like recycling)
-Form a check list like take out the trash, make your bed. If they complete the task they will get to do something fun.
Go Green is a game where you help Grover protect the earth by using trash blasters
Incorporating it in Daily Life
Make going green a norm for your family. Incorporate in your daily activities so your child will follow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8OtowbF6e4 (the ultimate guide to green parenting)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOvcW8l3RzE (reduce reuse and recycle song for children)
https://pbskids.org/video/scigirls/1473837960 (PBS: SCIGIRLS going green)